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“Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix” (Feiwel and Friends 2022) by Anna-Marie McLemore is part of a series of classic remixes. Reading a “remix” helps you remember and compare it to the original.

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The Best Books of 2022 lists have come out, and I’m honored to say that my book, “Bathe the Cat,” is on several lists, along with many picture books reviewed in this column, including “Powwow Day” and “Nigel and the Moon.” Here are two lovely multicultural picture books on the Chicago Public…